Abidjan (Ivory Coast) – the dates of the 9th edition of the Festival of the urban music of Anoumabo (FEMUA), have been maintained to defeat the psychosis of the attacks of Grand-Bassam, explained, Friday in Abidjan the Commissioner general of this Festival, Salif Traoré says A’ a’salfo, adding that the FEMUA remains a « most secure events of the country.
« It’s true we’ve had attacks here in Grand-Bassam. It is to defeat this psychosis, this fear that we have kept the dates, »said A’ A’salfo, the lead vocal of the Group Magic System during a press conference.
Surrounded by the headliners of this 9th edition of the FEMUA, including Papa Wemba, Ijah Man, Too Fan, Abu Nidal, Charlotte Dipanda, Kerry James, the Commissioner-general of the event, stressed that he « must show these terrorists that we will not change from » way of life. The FEMUA is one of the most secure events. »
« I even fear that police are more numerous than people », has quipped A’ A’salfo to reassure that all provisions have been taken to this effect. In the opinion of Papa Wemba, « the FEMUA is part of the big festivals in Africa.
Welcoming the concept of the FEMUA, Papa Wemba has pointed out that « Africa must take charge’. «» This festival is not for ivory coast but belongs to Africa, »chimed in turn the old Farka Touré of Mali.
Charlotte Dipanda (Cameroon), « honored to be in Abidjan », is more affected by the social aspect of the FEMUA. « What touches me, this is the initiative that he y’a around this project, especially at the level of the children », shared the Cameroon very in verve.
In the same vein, the rapper Kerry James of the France has indicated that we don’t know not this side committed to A’ A’salfo. « I was very well received and I would do the maximum on the stage », he promised a few hours from the beginning of the great stages of the FEMUA 9, the former head of the State-sponsored Côte d’Ivoire Henri Konan Bedie.
The urban music of Anoumabo (FEMUA) Festival is held at Anoumabo, village located in the heart of Marcory, a commune in the South of the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan, where grew the four boys of the Group Magic System.
Professional meetings, social actions, sport, services to artists from various backgrounds, special activities for youth and children (Kids FEMUA) are among other things on the menu for this 9th edition, which has the theme ‘Youth ‘. and development « .
One of the innovations of this edition remains the relocation of the closing of the Festival in a town in the Interior of the country. The choice of effect on the city of Korhogo (633 km)